Derby Museum Announces Exclusive Partnership with Whiskey Expert, Fred Minnick

Derby Museum Announces Exclusive Partnership with Whiskey Expert, Fred Minnick

On the heels of Bourbon Heritage Month, the Kentucky Derby Museum has developed a range of new bourbon experiences to add to its private events and public offerings. These new events will be headlined by “Bourbon Authority” Fred Minnick. Minnick is a Wall Street Journal best-selling author and award-winning whiskey writer who resides in Louisville, KY.

“Fred brings credibility and authenticity of bourbon expertise to the Derby Museum. Fred’s knowledge, respect and relationships within the bourbon industry are a great asset to our audiences. Our goal is to provide events the bourbon ‘splash’ they are looking for along with a historic location that can accommodate any size group,” says Erik Brown, Director of Sales and Special Events at the Kentucky Derby Museum.

Minnick will offer a personalized touch for private events by serving as a bourbon host at the bar, or through a variety of themed offerings. (Bourbon Basics, Value Bourbons, Cocktail class, Kentucky Bourbons and more.) For additional information:

Minnick writes the “American Whiskey” column for Tasting Panel Magazine, “Toasting the Hunt” for Covey Rise and is a regular contributor to The Bourbon Review, Whisky Advocate and Whisky Magazine. He authored Whiskey Women: The Untold Story of How Women Saved Bourbon, Scotch & Irish Whiskey (Potomac Books), the first book written on the importance of women in whiskey.

As a participant on Louisville’s Urban Bourbon Trail passport program, the Kentucky Derby Museum has paired the local, cultural icons of horse racing and bourbon since 2011.